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Hemp doing well north, east of here

Although plans to grow commercial plots of hemp in the district fell through this year, the results from Dryden and Thunder Bay hemp growers seem quite promising.

Those fields—all at least 10 acres in size—are growing hemp for grain, Gord Scheifele, the University of Guelph co-ordinator for Northern Ontario research stations, said last week.

Wasn’t that a party!

A full house welcomed Chapple’s reeve and council with thunderous applause as the township officially kicked off its centennial celebrations last Friday.

Dignitaries from surrounding district communities, as well as both the federal and provincial governments, mingled with the crowd under the roof of Barwick’s former curling rink.

Bell to replace problem part

Bell said it’s determined a piece of technology used in the phone system at Bears Pass no longer is compatible with other equipment and will be replaced, hopefully by Christmas.

Robert Lindstrom, regional manager of network operations for Bell, said the equipment is part of the same switch that was installed just over a year ago—around the same time problems began to show up.

Nuinsco discusses future of project in Richardson

After seven years of exploring mineral properties in Rainy River District, Toronto-based Nuinsco Resources Ltd. will step into a new phase early next month when it kicks off the “#17 Zone Bulk Sample Advanced Exploration Project.”

The $1.8-million venture will facilitate the removal of 1,500 tons of gold zone rock from underground in Richardson Township.